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This Hack To De-Ice Your Car Is A Game-Changer

This Hack To De-Ice Your Car Is A Game-Changer

There's a lot of great things about winter: hunkering down with a cup of hot chocolate, sitting by the fire with a book, oh, and Christmas. One of these is definitely not de-icing your car.

There's nothing worse than having to scrape, spray and painstakingly heat your way to freedom on freezing mornings - and it's usually the reason we're late for work.

Well now, we may have just found the ultimate hack for de-icing your car, thanks to social media.

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A video circulating on Twitter shows a man filling up a freezer bag with boiling water and simply brushing it down his frosty car window - et voila! The ice is gone.

"Such a gamechanger," tweeted one person.

"GENIUS," said another.

Simple, eh? But that's not to say it is foolproof.

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Some are saying the technique, originally posted by TikTok user andrewh.7, could only really work on really thin layers of ice, and would be useless in the depths of winter.

"This is the thinnest layer of frost possible and looks like it is already defrosting," said one Twitter user.

"I feel like if you live in new york and it's 12 degrees outside, this is not going to work quite this well," said one New Yorker.

"Great when the 'ice' is that thin. Try that here in Cleveland and the bag will freeze before anything was cleared off," shared another.

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De-icing the car is the bane of driver's lives come winter. (Credit: Shutterstock)
De-icing the car is the bane of driver's lives come winter. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Others said to take heed, because putting boiling water directly on your windscreen could crack it.

"Please don't do this 2 your car. It does nothing, Cause if u put something hot to something cold , it will expand and cause the window 2 burst & even crack. And you're left with paying for a broken window. I'm just saying be careful cause it depends on how cold it is outside [sic]," warned one.

"Not only is there a chance this will crack the glass, but how lazy are you that you'd rather use a single-use piece of plastic than defrost your car for a few minutes in the morning?" said another.

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Noted - maybe just for super thin ice then? Still, we're a sucker for a hack.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Winter, Hack, Life News, Life

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.

 

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